Job Vacancy: Univ. of Iowa

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Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa

Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Preservation Department, the Digital Preservation Librarian establishes policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials and advises on all phases of the life cycle of digital content with the aim of long-term retention and access.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

• Demonstrated understanding of current digitization best practices for a variety of formats.

• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging preservation metadata standards.

• Demonstrated understanding of copyright laws and rights management issues in a digital environment.

• Familiarity with digital preservation and a trusted digital repository.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian I level with a salary range of $43,000 to $46,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 59834.

Applications must be received by September 11, 2011.

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